Tunisians protest against visit by French thinker

Scores of Tunisians staged a protest against a visit to their country by Arab-hating French intellectual and author Bernard-Henri Levy

Tunisians protest against visit by French thinker

World Bulletin/News Desk

Scores of Tunisians on Saturday staged a protest against a visit to their country by Arab-hating French intellectual and author Bernard-Henri Levy outside a northern Tunis hotel where he stayed.

The demonstrators raised placards calling on the French author to leave.

"We protest against this man's presence in Tunisia," Amal al-Karai, an activist from the leftist Baath Movement, told Anadolu Agency. "He [Levy] brings destruction with him wherever he goes," she added.

She said the French intellectual could never have been in Tunisia upon invitation from the country's official institutions.

The Tunisian presidency had earlier denied in a statement any links with the visit of the French philosopher to Tunisia.

Tunisian Foreign Minister Mongi Hamdi said in statements to the media that Levy had entered Tunisia in his capacity as a French citizen.

He said investigations were being made on the reasons for his visit to Tunisia as well as the agency that invited him to the country.

Levy, who has Jewish roots, ran for president in Israel in 2011. He is notorious for his anti-Arab thoughts.

 

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